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Maryland Terrapins Will Hire Former Assistant Mike Locksley As Head Coach

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Joe Robbins

Former Maryland Terrapins assistant Mike Locksley will be named the new head coach of the program.

Locksley who was named the Broyles Award winner Tuesday as the top assistant coach in college football will be in his third stint with the Terps. He was the running backs coach 1997 to 2002 then he became the offensive coordinator from 2012 to 2015. He was named the team’s interim head coach for the last six games of 2015 after Randy Edsall was fired. He went 1-5.

Locksley also was 1-15 for parts of three seasons from 2009 to 2011 as New Mexico’s head coach before being fired.

In a statement, Locksley said “I am thrilled to be returning home and to have the opportunity to lead the Maryland Football program,” Locksley said in a statement. “This has always been a special place for me and my family, and I am honored to take on this role at the state’s flagship institution. Our goal is to create an atmosphere and environment focused on the total development of our student-athletes. Our focus will always be to help them become more successful in all areas of their life through their association with our program.”

Mike Locksley

Mike Locksley

Sport(s) Football

Current position

Title Head coach

Team Maryland

Conference Big Ten

Record 1-5

Biographical details

Born December 25, 1969 (age 48)

Washington, D.C.

Alma mater Towson

Playing career

1988–1991 Towson

Position(s) Defensive back

Coaching career (HC unless noted)

1992 Towson (DB/ST)

1993 Navy Prep (DC/DB)

1994 Navy Prep (DC/DL)

1995 Pacific (CA) (OLB)

1996 Army (WR/TE)

1997 Maryland (RB)

1998–2002 Maryland (RB/RC)

2003–2004 Florida (RB/RC)

2005 Illinois (OC/TE)

2006–2008 Illinois (OC/QB)

2009–2011 New Mexico

2012–2015 Maryland (OC/QB)

2015 Maryland (interim HC)

2016 Alabama (OA)

2017 Alabama (co-OC/WR)

2018 Alabama (OC)

2019–present Maryland

Head coaching record

Overall 3–31

Accomplishments and honors

Awards

Broyles Award (2018)

Michael Anthony Locksley (born December 25, 1969) is an American football coach. He is currently the head coach for the University of Maryland football team and former offensive coordinator for the University of Alabama. After serving as an assistant coach for several college football squads, he became the 29th head coach of the University of New Mexico Lobos football team in 2009. Locksley was fired on September 25, 2011 after going 2–26.[1]

On October 11, 2015, Locksley was named the interim head coach at the University of Maryland for the rest of the 2015 season when Randy Edsall was relieved of his duties.[2] Locksley did not return to Maryland after the 2015 season, joining the University of Alabama staff as an offensive analyst. Prior to the 2018 season, Locksley was promoted to Alabama offensive coordinator. Later that year he was named the recipient of the Broyles Award, handed out to the nation’s top assistant coach.

Locksley grew up in Washington D.C., and attended Ballou High School.

Reportedly former interim coach Matt Canada and Michigan quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton were the other finalists to interview for the job.

Locksley replaces DJ Durkin who was placed on administrative leave in August as the school investigated allegations of a toxic culture within the football program. Maryland fired Durkin on Oct. 31.

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